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Steppage gait

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Steppage gait (High stepping, Neuropathic gait) is a form of gait abnormality that is associated with a loss of dorsiflexion.[1]

It can be caused by damage to the deep peroneal nerve.[2]


Toes point down. [3][4][5]

A video of a neuropathic gait

an abnormal gait that is characterized by high lifting of the legs with the toes pointing downward and that is associated with neurological disorders which prevent normal flexion of the feet

Conditions associated with a steppage gaitEdit


  1. Definition: steppage gait from Online Medical Dictionary.
  2. Saint, Sanjay; Wiese, Jeff; Bent, Stephen (2006). Clinical clerkships: the answer book, 219, Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  3. Medline Plus
  4. Med Terms
  5. GP Notebook

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